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2005-10-18 03:14:54

By Emma Graham-Harrison URUMQI, China (Reuters) - China has arrested 19 foreigners on terrorism charges in its restive northwestern region of Xinjiang and told the children of a freed dissident they cannot go abroad, a regional leader said on Tuesday. Beijing has waged a relentless campaign against militants from Xinjiang's Uighur minority who have struggled for decades to make the region an independent state called East Turkestan and whom China has labeled foreign-backed...

2005-09-30 03:12:39

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States has warned American travellers to be vigilant against a terrorist attack in China's restive northwestern region of Xinjiang after Beijing told police there to be prepared for danger. The call came ahead of the 50th anniversary on Saturday of the establishment of Xinjiang as an autonomous region. Muslim Uighur militants, whom Beijing calls terrorists or separatists, have been struggling for decades to make the remote region, formally established...

2005-08-25 05:11:39

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday accused a high-profile dissident exiled to the United States of plotting to sabotage upcoming celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the setting up the northwestern autonomous region of Xinjiang. Wang Lequan, the Communist Party secretary of the restive region, said Rebiya Kadeer, a minority Muslim Uighur businesswoman freed in March after years in jail, had also evaded taxes, committed fraud and ran up huge debts. "She said that once...

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